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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham.
Firecrackerplant, Fountainbush

Russelia equisetiformis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Edwards’s Botanical Register, vol. 21: t. 1773 (1836) [S.A. Drake]

Family: Plantaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Widely cultivated and sparingly naturalized from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Russelia equisetiformis has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Russelia equisetiformis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Russelia equisetiformis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Edwards’s Botanical Register, vol. 21: t. 1773 (1836) [S.A. Drake]